Apple unveiled the next iterations of its operating systems for a variety of devices a few months ago, including iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9.
When it formally introduces the new iPhone 14 series next month, the firm is anticipated to release stable versions of the new operating systems. But the iPadOS 16 won’t be available the following month.
According to Apple, the public distribution of the iPadOS 16 will wait until after the rollout of the iOS 16 to smartphone customers. The business stated: “We have the flexibility to launch iPadOS on its own schedule” in a statement to TechCrunch. After iOS, iPadOS will release version 16.1 this Fall as a free software update.
The Cupertino-based tech company has so far released iOS and iPadOS simultaneously, but since the iPad’s software was separated from iOS a few years ago, there has always been a chance that Apple will alter the release timetable.
As the business is anticipated to hold a separate product launch event for the new entry-level iPad as well as the iPad Pro in October, the confirmation of the delayed deployment of the new iPadOS comes amid rumors of this happening. Apple typically releases new iPad models in September along with new iPhone models.
A few of the new capabilities of the iPadOS that were released along with the software raise more worries. Numerous customers have voiced concerns about some of the new features, such as the Stage Manager for multitasking, and asked Apple to postpone the release of the stable version until the issues have been resolved.